The QATSPY Golfer’s Sports Page: Golf Swing Tips
By: Charles W. Boatright
The DELTA Fundamentals of the Golf Swing Mechanics to Improve the Golfer’s Distance, Control, and Consistency
Part of the ESPY fundamentals of the golf swing is the DELTA golf swing sequence to improve the golfer’s distance, control, and consistency. This is a similar golf swing technique that Arnold Palmer gave to President Eisenhower before a Pro-AM Tournament. The fundamentals of the golf swing DELTA Technique consist of allowing the golfer to sync the golf swing and establish the correct wrist action in the swing sequence.
The ESPY fundamentals of the golf swing DELTA Technique include developing the wrist action in the swing to take full advantage of the body’s natural golf swing mechanics. The key techniques of the DELTA Technique are the wrist action in the swing and keeping the right elbow (for a right-handed golfer) next to the right side.
The golfer’s golf swing sequence in the ESPY DELTA Technique is to preset the wrist action in the swing in order to synchronize the golfer’s body. This was one of two comments made by Sir Nick Faldo during the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, in reference to Tiger Woods’ golf swing sequence. The other comment made by Nick Faldo was concerning the chip shot made by Ryan Palmer around the third green.
Ryan Palmer made a finesse, four to five-foot chip shot that rolled out to within a foot of the hole. Nick Faldo commented that every amateur golfer should practice this type of chip and pitch shot around the green at home. Matter of fact, these short chip and pitch shots consist of the same wrist action in the swing for the chip or pitch shot as the regular full golf swing sequence.
Setting Up the Golf Swing Sequence at Home for the Chip and Pitch Shots
For those of us who don’t live in warm, sunny weather climates, we can still maintain the proper feel for our golf swing mechanics and swing sequence. We don’t have to have a large indoor area or expensive monitoring equipment to allow us to maintain our fundamentals of the golf swing mechanics.
A garage or a bedroom with a hitting mat and a small rubber bowl is all you need. This is because you are just hitting short, two to three-foot chip and pitch shots using the DELTA Technique. The rubber bowl can be purchased from a co-op store, like TSC, and a painter’s drop cloth from a hardware store, like shown in the photograph below.
The key in making these short chip and pitch shots is establishing The DELTA Technique. The DELTA Technique consists of the golfers right forearm, chest, and left arm for the right-handed golfer. Each of the three corners of The DELTA (right elbow, left shoulder, and wrist) are key in making a short chip or pitch shot. What is unique about The DELTA Technique is that it is the same as for the regular full golf swing sequence shot.
Typically, I hit between 6 to 10 sets of chip and pitch shots, each and every day that I can’t train in my backyard by using the 405- Training Drill. Just like the 405-Training Drill, I must make at least four-out-of-five shots out of each set. The pivotal point, no pun intended, is the golfer’s right elbow locked to their right side and the ESPY wrist action in the swing.
The Pivotal Component and That Wrist Thing in the Golf Swing Sequence
The key is to not only to keep the lower body quiet, but also a quiet torso. The golfer, making a short chip or pitch shot wants to pivot at their right elbow, for a right-handed golfer, and hinge at their left shoulder. This allows the golfer to develop a quiet lower and upper body.
But the essential component is still Syncing/Presetting the wrists, like David Duval demonstrated for Charlie Rymer on Golf Channel during an interview. Charlie Rymer was so impressed with how David Duval Synced/Preset his wrists, that Charlie Rymer referred to it as That Wrist Thing. That Wrist Thing is illustrated in the Preset Figure Below.
The ESPY Sync/Preset wrist action in the swing maneuver, illustrated above, will address the sync issue that Nick Faldo referred to in Tiger Woods’ golf swing sequence. Eighty percent of the golf swing sequence is established by the Sync/Preset technique explained in my book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach.
To learn more about the DELTA Technique and That Wrist Thing as referred to by Charlie Rymer, purchase your copy of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach from the links below, or visit your local bookstore:
My book can also be purchased at Edwin Watts Golf Store in Jackson, Mississippi. Phone No. 601-956-8784
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Health and Fitness Program Golf Exercise for Power
This book is based on a self-coaching forum (ASPEN Pyramid) that provides the beginner and advanced single-digit handicap golfer with a safe, ergonomic classic golf swing mechanics for more power and control, without debilitating injuries that are common with some modern-day golf swings. As part of the ESPY Golf Swing Coach is a workout program designed especially for golfers with an effective diet program detailed below.
Please take advantage of my SR-925 Diet Program, where I lost 6 inches in my waist in 3- months (FREE of CHARGE) with the CASPER Workout Program, detailed in Section 20 of my book, great golf swing workout:
One component in my CASPER Workout Program that I follow is using a Medicine Ball to perform what I call Stocking the Shelves, illustrated below in the figure:
Please include an exercise routine in your weekly schedule.
ESPY Golf Swing Coach- Rhythm Without the Blues
Also, learning The ESPY Golf Swing Coach process is an excellent way to develop Rhythm without experiencing the Mississippi Blues in your golf game for confidence; learn how to take your baseball-style swing from the batter’s box to the tee box. If you really want to experience the real Mississippi Delta Blues visit the Museum in Clarksdale, MS 662-627-6820.
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A Recommendation for your Golf Game:
I would like to recommend an interesting radio program that I regularly listen to from my home state Arkansas on my I-Heart Radio app on KARN 102.9 FM station, out of Little Rock, AR. They air a golf show called Arkansas Fairways and Greens, at 7:00 AM CT each Saturday morning, hosted by Bob Steel, and co-hosted by Jay Fox and Charles Crowson. Bob occasionally as has his guess Alex Myers with Golf Digest and Ron Sirak with Golf Channel. I was interviewed on his show about my book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach. This show is worth tuning into for golf news and information.
Jay Fox is an Administrator with Arkansas State Golf Association @ASGA that discuss amateur golf and rules of the game.
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